Part of ash  genus Fraxinus in ash / lilac / olive  family Oleaceae.

Native to North America's Midwest, Ohio Valley and 🗻︎ Appalachia.

Formerly abundant, in much of its range, this tree (and other native ashes), with stem diameter over 2½ cm (1 in) (taller than a basketball hoop or so), have been or are now being killed by parasitic insect emerald ash borer (EAB)  Agrilus planipennis.   Although we hear that some communities and homeowners have protected their favorite adult ash trees through annual treatments.  Details?

Like the ◼︎ white ash  Fraxinus americana, makes great baseball bats, 🔨︎ tool handles, furniture and flooring.

Fraxinus hosts caterpillars of 150 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  Native alternatives for ashes killed by EAB (Missouri Botanical Garden).

Learn more about ◼︎ blue ash Fraxinus quadrangulata

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